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Ellen G. White: The Australian Years: 1891-1900 (vol. 4), Page 363

Chapter 31—(1898) The High Point in Australian Camp Meetings

When word was brought to Ellen White that the camp meeting to be held in the colony of Queensland was appointed for October 14 to 24, five hundred miles to the north at Brisbane, and she was reminded that a year ago she had promised to attend, she demurred. “It is not consistent,” she reasoned, “that I go so far. My workers are here, and the work which I wish to do will be retarded for two months at least, if I go.”—Letter 109, 1898. But her thinking was changed by a vision of the night. Of this she wrote:

In the night season I seemed to be making preparation to attend a meeting, not at Cooranbong, but at a distance, where companies in the most destitute spiritual condition were stretching out their arms, and saying, “Oh, give us food; give us the bread of life. We are hungering for the knowledge of the truth.

“What can we do?” I said.

And the cry came back, “Feed us, feed us from the Word.”

Then these words were spoken, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and yet cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” ... I saw companies eagerly searching the Scriptures and praying together.

Again I saw a camp meeting gathered in regions beyond, waiting to hear the truth. I saw a representation of cattle, horses, and sheep standing round one who was holding in his hands a sheaf of oats. The hungry animals were seeking to get at the

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